I know…it’s hard for some of you to get excited about basketball for any reason. Nevertheless, we got a commitment from one of the top players in the 2011 class in Hunter Mickelson. His Rivals profile lists him as the #57 player, regardless of position and the #10 Power Forward. He chose Arkansas over offers from Baylor, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Wake Forest.
He’s the second commitment from a top in-state recruit…with the other being Aaron Ross. Ross is listed as the #56 prospect of the 2011 class, so this class is shaping up nicely. Unfortunately, neither will be on campus this fall and we still need a big man.
Personally, I see this commitment as very good news, but understand that many may see this class saving Pelphrey’s bacon for another year or two. And those people are of the opinion that it doesn’t matter how good the players are, Pelphrey’s going to phail anyway. I think this season’s results will determine Pel’s fate more than a recruiting class. So for those folks, maybe we’ll lose enough to dump him, get a new coach, and have a good class coming in.
Me? I just want to be happy about basketball any way I can.
Oh, here’s the thread about it.